Wednesday, 1 September 2010

The state of NZ women - telling the truth

The Ministry of Women's Affairs has just put out for consultation its draft four-yearly report to the UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
If you belong to an organisation which has an interest in the status of women in New Zealand, you should comment on this draft. If your organisation has not received a draft for comment, please contact:
Judy Edwards or Nicole Benkert
Comments are due by 8 September.

The Committee asked the government to do a number of things in its Concluding Comments on the 2006 report. You can read those Comments here.

It's really important that CEDAW gets an accurate report reflecting the true state of women in New Zealand and what has and has not been done over the last four years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The optional protocol allowing the CEDAW committee to independently investigate a country should be activated. It should be activated in relation to Police (and Crown) mishandling and malfeasance in respect of the 300 women who provided testimony to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Misconduct.